SUMMARY : DNS does not work properly..

From: Akile Sahin (
Date: Sun Feb 11 1996 - 23:14:28 CST

Question :
We experience a difficulty on our sun sparc workstation.
The problem is we set up machine stand alone and now we can't
reach the internet even if the machine has an IP number. We want
use another machine's name server to establish the internet connection.
What can we do about this matter?


If you are running solaris, etd /etc/nsswitch.conf to change
the hosts line from
        hosts: files
        hosts: files dns
and then add /etc/resolv.conf (mode 644) with your domain name
and name server list.

If you are running sunos 4.1.x, you need to modify /usr/lib/
according to the procedure in the sun managers FAQ.

Ric Anderson <>
"Mark S. Anderson" <>
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"Brian C. White (LT)" <>
Bob Peddycord <>

e-mail Akile Sahin System Administrator
Tel : +90-232-339 91 14 International Computer Institute
Fax : +90-232-339 96 66 Bornova 35100 Izmir/Turkiye

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